Let me take this opportunity to welcome and thank you for sparing your important time to be with us here to witness the official launch of Council of Information and Broadcasting (CIB). It has taken the Council of Information and Broadcasting (CIB) time to constitute this Media Council as we tried not only to follow the requirements of the law but to have participation of stakeholders within the media industry.
Appointments to the Council are made by media personals representing various societal interests. Thus, the Council can be said to be appointed by the media industry itself to regulate itself but using a statute for the purposes of enforcement.
The Council embarked on a consultative process with personals seeking their views on the requirements of the Media Personnel. Stakeholder views ranged from the need to review current legislative instruments dealing with the media, issues to do with professional conduct of media houses and media practitioners.
Master of Ceremony, Ladies and Gentlemen, let me assure you all that we are a Council that listens to the concerns and aspirations of stakeholders. We took it as a policy position to take all on board in the formulation of programmes and activities aimed at improving the media environment in the country. We may differ from one point to another but our desire is to take every concern into consideration.
Council of Information and Broadcasting (CIB) launched its different program to encourage, recognize extra ordinary works by eminent personalities in their respective domains. And to offer a Media Council that will oversee the professional and ethical conduct of the media and media practitioners.
CIB invites all media personals and organization in celebrating extra ordinary work across industry by eminent personalities.
Council of Information and Broadcasting has launched “MEDIA MITRA” project by itself for effective awareness / dissemination of government policies, rights, rules and regulation. One male and female Media Mitra at each village is our goal. Council is working towards building a strong media network at village level for rolling out awareness activities in grassroots level in association with respective state and central Govt.